Laboratory testing for heparin-induced thrombocytopenia is inconsistent in North America: a survey of North American specialized coagulation laboratories.

@article{Price2007LaboratoryTF,
  title={Laboratory testing for heparin-induced thrombocytopenia is inconsistent in North America: a survey of North American specialized coagulation laboratories.},
  author={Elizabeth W. Price and Catherine P M Hayward and Karen A Moffat and Jane C Moore and Theodore E Warkentin and James L Zehnder},
  journal={Thrombosis and haemostasis},
  year={2007},
  volume={98 6},
  pages={1357-61}
}
Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a serious complication of heparin therapy. As HIT is considered a clinico-pathologic entity, laboratory practices have an important role in diagnosing or excluding HIT. It was the objective of this study to assess the current status of laboratory testing for HIT in North America. An online survey consisting of 67 questions related to laboratory testing for HIT was developed by the North American Specialized Coagulation Laboratory Association (NASCOLA… CONTINUE READING
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